Stefanos Tsitsipas learns from his mistakes in Melbourne.
In 2019, the then 20-year-old was demolished by Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of the Australian Open, winning just six games in what John McEnroe said at the time was a “beatdown”.
Two years later, he became just the second player to recover from two sets down to defeat Nadal at a grand slam.
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This time around for Tsitsipas, nearly two years have passed since his 2021 defeat to Novak Djokovic in the French Open final after leading by two sets.
It was a loss that devastated him and one many feel plagued him for the next year or so, none more so than Djokovic’s coach, Goran Ivanisevic.
“I have seen him very nervous since the…